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    PA - Gianna, 15, & Mitchell Smith, 12, Indiana County, 17 Nov 2016

    Amber Alert issued for missing children in Indiana County

    Indiana Borough police are searching for two missing children who they said may be in danger of harm or injury.
    Police said Gianna Smith and Mitchell Smith were last seen at their home on Elm Street between 1:30 p.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday.
    http://www.wtae.com/article/amber-al...county/8306503
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    Gianna Smith, 15, is described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 115 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Police said she is nonverbal and autistic.

    Mitchell Smith, 12, is described as white, 5 feet 1 inch tall and 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

    Police said the children may be with a woman, and possibly headed to Abbottstown, Adams County.

    http://www.wtae.com/article/lennon-s...30-000/8306406

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    http://www.eveningsun.com/story/news...town/94091056/



    Full body photos at this link. I can't add it from phone.

    Hope they are OK.

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    I notice the police Facebook post incorrectly states her name is Brianna.

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    Gianna Smith 15, & Mitchell Smith 12, - MEPA - Indiana County - 17 Nov 2016

    Gianna Smith 15, & Mitchell Smith 12, - MEPA* - Indiana County - 17 Nov 2016

    Gianna Smith :: White / Female / 15 Years Old :: ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder :: NON-Verbal

    5' 6" :: 115 Lbs. :: Green Eyes :: Brown Hair


    Mitchell Smith :: White / Male / 12 Years Old

    5' 1" :: 215 Lbs. :: Brown Eyes :: Brown Hair



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    Indiana Borough & Indiana County are in Western, PA.

    Day Two

    1) http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...ndiana-county/:

    "...either left with, or were taken by their Biological Mother..."

    2) http://www.wpxi.com/news/indiana-cou...dren/468469991:

    "...either left with, or were taken by their Biological Mother..."

    3) http://local21news.com/news/local/mi...y-be-in-danger

    4) http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/11...art_river_home

    5) https://www.facebook.com/PAStatePolice/

    6) http://www.eveningsun.com/story/news...town/94091056/

    Indiana Borough Police :: (724) 349-2121
    A) http://www.indianaboro.com/departmen...ce-department/

    Awaiting:

    Distinguishing Characteristics: Dental Braces? Piercings? Tattoos?

    Money? :: Electronics? :: Cosmetics? :: Changes of Clothing?

    Awaiting Inclusion in National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:

    B) http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...h&missState=PA
    1-800-THE-LOST ::: 1-800-843-5678


    For Non-Sleuthers Who Might Even Think Of Harboring An Under 18, PA Minor:
    PA Title 18 2904

    Interference With Custody Of Children

    (A) OFFENSE DEFINED.—A person commits an offense if he knowingly or recklessly takes or entices any child under the age of 18 years from the custody of its parent, guardian or other lawful custodian, when he has no privilege to do so.

    (B) DEFENSES.--It is a defense that:
    >> (1) the actor believed that his action was necessary to preserve the child from danger to its welfare; or
    >> (2) the child, being at the time not less than 14 years old, was taken away at its own instigation without enticement and without purpose to commit a criminal offense with or against the child; or
    >> (3) the actor is the child's parent or guardian or other lawful custodian and is not acting contrary to an order entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.

    (C) GRADING.--A Felony of the Third Degree, (F3), unless:
    >> (1) the actor, not being a parent or person in equivalent relation to the child, acted with knowledge that his conduct would cause serious alarm for the safety of the child, or in reckless disregard of a likelihood of causing such alarm. In such cases, the offense shall be a Felony of the Second Degree (F2); or
    >> (2) the actor acted with good cause for a period of time not in excess of 24 hours; and
    >>>> (i) the victim child is the subject of a valid order of custody issued by a court of this Commonwealth;
    >>>> (ii) the actor has been given either partial custody or visitation rights under said order; and
    >>>> (iii) the actor is a resident of this Commonwealth and does not remove the child from the Commonwealth.
    In such cases, the offense shall be a Misdemeanor of the Second Degree, (M2).
    PA Title 18 2904 (F3)

    National Runaway Safeline:
    C) http://www.1800runaway.org/
    1-800-RUNAWAY :: 1-800-786-2929 :: Text 66008

    ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder
    *MEPA = Missing Endangered Person Advisory


    A$ Alway$ :: PA Crime$topper$
    Anonymou$ Reward :: 1-800-4PA-TIPS
    D) https://www.crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/
    Last edited by Richrd; 11-18-2016 at 08:53 PM.

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    Gianna Smith 15, & Mitchell 12, - MEPA* - NCMEC 1281936** - Indiana Cnty - 17 Nov

    Gianna Smith 15, & Mitchell Smith 12, - MEPA* - NCMEC 1281936** - Indiana County - 17 Nov 2016

    Gianna Smith :: White / Female / 15 Years Old :: 08/28/2001**
    ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder :: NON-Verbal

    5' 4"** :: 180** Lbs. :: Blue** Eyes :: Brown Hair


    Mitchell Smith :: White / Male / 12 Years Old :: 11/01/2004 **

    5' 1" :: 215 Lbs. :: Brown Eyes :: Brown Hair



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    Indiana Borough & Indiana County are in Western, PA.

    Day Three

    1) http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...ndiana-county/:

    "...either left with, or were taken by their Biological Mother..."

    2) http://www.wpxi.com/news/indiana-cou...dren/468469991:

    "...either left with, or were taken by their Biological Mother..."

    3) http://local21news.com/news/local/mi...y-be-in-danger

    4) http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/11...art_river_home

    5) https://www.facebook.com/PAStatePolice/

    6) http://www.eveningsun.com/story/news...town/94091056/

    7) http://www.wtae.com/article/beastie-...astika/8343057:
    Scroll Down to: "Updated: 11:19 AM EST, Nov 19, 2016"

    Indiana Borough Police :: (724) 349-2121
    A) http://www.indianaboro.com/departmen...ce-department/

    Awaiting:

    Distinguishing Characteristics: Dental Braces? Piercings? Tattoos?

    Money? :: Electronics? :: Cosmetics? :: Changes of Clothing?

    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:

    E**) http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1281936/1


    For Non-Sleuthers Who Might Even Think Of Harboring An Under 18, PA Minor:
    PA Title 18 2904

    Interference With Custody Of Children

    (A) OFFENSE DEFINED.—A person commits an offense if he knowingly or recklessly takes or entices any child under the age of 18 years from the custody of its parent, guardian or other lawful custodian, when he has no privilege to do so.

    (B) DEFENSES.--It is a defense that:
    >> (1) the actor believed that his action was necessary to preserve the child from danger to its welfare; or
    >> (2) the child, being at the time not less than 14 years old, was taken away at its own instigation without enticement and without purpose to commit a criminal offense with or against the child; or
    >> (3) the actor is the child's parent or guardian or other lawful custodian and is not acting contrary to an order entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.

    (C) GRADING.--A Felony of the Third Degree, (F3), unless:
    >> (1) the actor, not being a parent or person in equivalent relation to the child, acted with knowledge that his conduct would cause serious alarm for the safety of the child, or in reckless disregard of a likelihood of causing such alarm. In such cases, the offense shall be a Felony of the Second Degree (F2); or
    >> (2) the actor acted with good cause for a period of time not in excess of 24 hours; and
    >>>> (i) the victim child is the subject of a valid order of custody issued by a court of this Commonwealth;
    >>>> (ii) the actor has been given either partial custody or visitation rights under said order; and
    >>>> (iii) the actor is a resident of this Commonwealth and does not remove the child from the Commonwealth.
    In such cases, the offense shall be a Misdemeanor of the Second Degree, (M2).
    PA Title 18 2904 (F3)

    National Runaway Safeline:
    C) http://www.1800runaway.org/
    1-800-RUNAWAY :: 1-800-786-2929 :: Text 66008

    ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder
    EST = Eastern Standard Time
    *MEPA = Missing Endangered Person Advisory
    **NCMEC = National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


    A$ Alway$ :: PA Crime$topper$
    Anonymou$ Reward :: 1-800-4PA-TIPS
    D) https://www.crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/
    Last edited by Richrd; 11-19-2016 at 07:28 PM.

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    Bump- any updates?
    I don't see them on the active Amber Alert list: http://www.missingkids.com/AMBER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Bump- any updates?
    I don't see them on the active Amber Alert list: http://www.missingkids.com/AMBER
    I think it's a MEPA, and not a AA:
    https://www.indianagazette.com/news/...-say,50017756/

    From this link:
    The state police Missing Endangered Person Alert System (MEPAS) reported Friday afternoon that Gianna Smith and Mitchell Smith left their home on Elm Street, Indiana, between 11:30 p.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday.
    They are believed to be with their bio-mom, but I don't think I've seen her name reported or a vehicle description. I did see that their bio-dad is behind bars and her weight has been changed to 215 pounds here: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...ndiana-county/

    There is a quote here regarding her behavior:
    Police said she is nonverbal and autistic and "unmanageable for all but a few persons."
    http://www.wtae.com/article/amber-al...county/8306503

    The last part caught my eye because I'm thinking bio-mom is not included those "few persons" and may be having a rough time with her. I also just found an article that says Mitchell is also autistic: http://www.eveningsun.com/story/news...town/94091056/

    Sorry this is all over the place. A lot of conflicting tidbits that don't say a whole lot. I wonder who they were living with? Totally confused but I hope they're safe and found soon...

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    They were staying with a foster family, sorry to answer my own question.

    http://abc27.com/2016/11/18/missing-...-adams-county/


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    Found safe!
    The children were found safe Sunday night in Towson, Maryland, police said.

    No other information was released about the children's discovery.
    http://www.wtae.com/article/amber-al...county/8306503


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    Found Safe in bordering Maryland, Over 200 Road-Miles Away

    Gianna Smith 15, & Mitchell Smith 12, - MEPA* - NCMEC 1281936 - Indiana County - 17 Nov 2016

    Gianna Smith :: White / Female / 15 Years Old
    ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder :: Non-Verbal

    Mitchell Smith :: White / Male / 12 Years Old

    Indiana Borough & Indiana County are in Western, PA.

    Found Safe in bordering Maryland on Day Four

    8) http://www.wpxi.com/news/indiana-cou...dren/468469991:

    "... found in Towson, Maryland by Baltimore County Police Officers...
    ...in good condition, ...now in the custody of Baltimore County Child Services.
    A Criminal Investigation is Ongoing..."

    9) Via Gardener1850: http://www.wtae.com/article/amber-al...county/8306503

    10) https://www.google.com/#q=Indiana%2C+PA+to+Towson%2C+MD

    Missing Endangered Person Advisory Criteria:

    11*) http://www.psp.pa.gov/amber-alert/Pa...r-Alert.aspx#1

    1) http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...ndiana-county/:

    "...either left with, or were taken by their Biological Mother..."

    5) https://www.facebook.com/PAStatePolice/


    For Non-Sleuthers Who Might Even Think Of Harboring An Under 18, PA Minor:
    PA Title 18 2904

    Interference With Custody Of Children

    (A) OFFENSE DEFINED.A person commits an offense if he knowingly or recklessly takes or entices any child under the age of 18 years from the custody of its parent, guardian or other lawful custodian, when he has no privilege to do so.

    (B) DEFENSES.--It is a defense that:
    >> (1) the actor believed that his action was necessary to preserve the child from danger to its welfare; or
    >> (2) the child, being at the time not less than 14 years old, was taken away at its own instigation without enticement and without purpose to commit a criminal offense with or against the child; or
    >> (3) the actor is the child's parent or guardian or other lawful custodian and is not acting contrary to an order entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.

    (C) GRADING.--A Felony of the Third Degree, (F3), unless:
    >> (1) the actor, not being a parent or person in equivalent relation to the child, acted with knowledge that his conduct would cause serious alarm for the safety of the child, or in reckless disregard of a likelihood of causing such alarm. In such cases, the offense shall be a Felony of the Second Degree (F2); or
    >> (2) the actor acted with good cause for a period of time not in excess of 24 hours; and
    >>>> (i) the victim child is the subject of a valid order of custody issued by a court of this Commonwealth;
    >>>> (ii) the actor has been given either partial custody or visitation rights under said order; and
    >>>> (iii) the actor is a resident of this Commonwealth and does not remove the child from the Commonwealth.
    In such cases, the offense shall be a Misdemeanor of the Second Degree, (M2).
    PA Title 18 2904 (F3)


    ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder
    EST = Eastern Standard Time
    *MEPA = Missing Endangered Person Advisory
    NCMEC = National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    PSP = Pennsylvania State Police


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    Last edited by Richrd; 11-21-2016 at 03:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Fantastic! Love seeing those little 'found safe' words at the start of a thread
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    and whispered, where does it hurt?
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